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June/July 2017

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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44 THE WOLVERINE JUNE/JULY 2017 2017 BASKETBALL RECRUITING ISSUE BY CHRIS BALAS S pring Grove, Pa., isn't exactly a hotbed of basketball talent. Its small-town high school has only made the state bas- ketball tournament twice, both times led by Michigan incoming freshman point guard Eli Brooks, who also helped the squad win its first state tournament game this season. Not surprisingly, Brooks became a hero to the kids in town, setting a school scoring record with 2,426 points — second all time in his con- ference — and improving each year. "It feels great knowing that we'll go down in history as the first team HUMBLE HOMETOWN HERO Incoming Point Guard Eli Brooks Is A Special Person And Talent Brooks averaged 29.7 points and 12.0 rebounds per game en route to all-state honors in class 5A during his senior campaign. PHOTO COURTESY JAMES BROOKS

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